Setting the Record Straight: PinePhone Misconceptions

As the Librem 5 chugs along and as the PinePhone continues its march, it is good to see Lukasz taking time to correct some misconceptions about their differences. The differences between the two, at least regarding their firmware blobs, really is one being made from newly made opensource hardware and another being made from older hardware. Personally, I will be waiting until the market-ready release of the PinePhone ($), and I probably would not consider the Librem 5 until the Fir batch ($$$). My wife and I are fairly committed to spending no more than $200 (give or take a little) per smartphone, and the ability to fix and replace parts on the PinePhone is very attractive.